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Baseball: West Stat Leaders (May 24, 2016)

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The Post-Gazette published its final regular-season statistical leaders last Friday. Here are the top performers among West area schools.

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(Minimum 35 at-bats)
Name, School - AB - H - Avg
Kiefer Bishop, O.L. Sacred Heart 35 19 .543
Zac Logan, Beaver 37 19 .515
Hunter Valent, Rochester 41 21 .512
Frank Guerra, Montour 50 25 .500
Andrew Clark, Carlynton 57 27 .474
Jake Seitz, Carlynton 51 24 .471
Trent Vietmeier, Montour 47 22 .468
Austin Tisch, Hopewell 45 21 .467
Tyler Sabo, Hopewell 57 26 .456
Michael Turconi, Blackhawk 51 23 .451

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Softball: West Allegheny, Beaver ride hot hands into WPIAL quarterfinal matchup

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Beaver closed out the regular season with three consecutive wins. In the WPIAL first round it defeated Mars, 4-1. On Monday in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals, it will face a team that is even hotter. While the Bobcats haven't lost a game since April 26, West Allegheny has not lost since April 6, a stretch of 14 games. No. 3 West Allegheny (17-1) will meet No. 6 Beaver (11-5) Monday at North Allegheny at 5 p.m.

The Indians were a 9-5 winner over No. 14 Trinity on Wednesday, while the Bobcats got past No. 11 Mars, 4-1. West Allegheny reached the WPIAL quarterfinals last season while Beaver was eliminated in the first round. Beaver won the WPIAL Class AAA title in 2014. West Allegheny is trying to get past the WPIAL quarterfinals for the first time since 2013. In the regular season Ashley Seamon was 11-0 for the Indians. Casey Farkasovsky was 10-5 with 102 strikeouts.

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Sports Town West Week in Review (May 15-21)

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Photo Journal: Softball WPIAL AAA First Round Playoffs - Mohawk vs. Avonworth (May 18)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

 

Mohawk and Avonworth meet in the WPIAL AA First Round Playoffs, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at North Allegheny High School. Mohawk held the lead into the 7th inning when Avonworth came alive with back to back home runs to win the game 7-5.

click here for video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

 

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Baseball: Who has the easiest path to the semifinals?

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Of all the sports that the WPIAL committees have to seed, baseball has to be the toughest. The weather plays a big factor – despite the best intentions, committee members can't necessarily see the teams they want to and that same weather can make records deceiving. The weather can condense the schedule forcing playoff teams – or their opponents – to go deeper into the pitching staff than desired and, come playoff time, that inconvenience is gone.

As a result, seedings don't necessarily plot the path to the championships as they do in other sports (even softball who fights the same weather but not the same pitching issues).

Given that scenario, Hopewell looks to be in a very opportune position in Class AAA. The Vikings will play 9-win Mount Pleasant in the first round and then a win would get either Mars (12) or Indiana (9). No other local team can reach the semis without playing at least one team with 13 regular season wins or more.

In Class AA, Riverside is in a quadrant with three other 10-win teams and, in Class A, OLSH is in a quadrant with a 9-win team (Jeannette), a 10-win team (Carmichaels), and an 11-win team (Union).